Sexual Misconduct Procedures for Victims

The College offers assistance and non-judgmental support to any party involved in a claim of Sexual Misconduct. Both Complainants and respondents can expect to be treated with care and respect from the time the College becomes aware of an incident, through the entire process and afterwards. All parties are encouraged to utilize both on-campus and off-campus resources for assistance.

The College shall take prompt steps, as necessary, to protect a Complainant once the College has notice of a claim of Sexual Misconduct. The College shall take interim measures, including academic, residential, labor, and workplace accommodations, to protect the Complainant and witnesses as necessary while any criminal or campus investigation is underway and before the final outcome of any investigation. In the event of an alleged off-campus Sexual Misconduct incident involving a College program or activity, the College shall endeavor to protect the Complainant and the College community in the same manner as if the Sexual Misconduct had occurred on campus.

a. Immediate Assistance – In the event of Sexual Violence, various resources are available to students and other victims:

i. Trained on- and off-campus counselors who can provide an immediate confidential response in a crisis situation:

College Counseling Services: 859-985-3212 (on-campus, ext. 3212) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

College Chaplains (in the Campus Christian Center): 859-985-3134 (on-campus, ext. 3134) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to a chaplain

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-656-4673

Bluegrass Regional Comprehensive Care, Richmond: 859-623-9367

ii. Emergency phone numbers for on and off-campus safety, law enforcement and other first responders, including the Title IX Coordinator:

Campus Safety/Police: 859-985-3333 (on-campus ext. 3333)

Local (Berea) Police: 859-986-8456

Ambulance: 911

Title IX Coordinator: 859-228-2323 (on-campus ext. 2323)

iii.  Persons who can accompany a victim to the hospital or other health care provider:

College Counseling Services: 859-985-3212 (on-campus, ext. 3212) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

College Chaplains (in the Campus Christian Center): 859-985-3134 (on-campus, ext. 3134) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to a chaplain

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-656-4673

Public Safety: 859-985-3333 (on-campus extension 3333)

iv.  The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) can provide the following resources and support and can be accessed by contacting: the Title IX Coordinator, a member of the Student Life Staff (Assistant Vice President for Labor and Student Life, Collegium), Public Safety, Counseling Services, or College Chaplain.

v.   Health care services are available as follows:

Off-Campus: (White House Clinic): 859-985-1415 *After hours/holidays, call St. Joseph Hospital (859-986-3151) and ask for the Physician on-call for Berea College health services

Off-Campus: (St. Joseph’s Hospital – Berea): 859-986-3151

vi.  A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) can be found or a rape kit can be obtained at:

Off-Campus: (St. Joseph’s Hospital – Berea): Can be requested in the Emergency Room, 859-986-3151 (Hospital Main number) or 859-986-6527/6528 (Emergency Room)

Off- Campus: (Baptist Health – Richmond): Can be requested in the Emergency Room, 859-623-3131 (Hospital Main number) or 859-625-3290 (Emergency Services)

Any victim of Sexual Violence should be aware of the options to seek treatment for injuries, preventative treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and other services. Victims are encouraged to discuss with health care providers, campus officials, and/or first responders the option of seeking medical treatment in order to preserve evidence.

The College will provide counseling services without charge to a Complainant if the College determines that counseling is necessary as a part of its obligation to protect the Complainant while the investigation is ongoing. First responders shall consult with Complainants regarding what information needs to be withheld to protect each person’s identity. The College shall notify the Complainant of options to avoid contact with the alleged perpetrator and allow Complainant to change academic and extracurricular activities or Complainant’s living, transportation, labor, or workplace situation as feasible. The College shall ensure that the Complainant is aware of (a) Complainant’s Title VII or Title IX rights, (b) any available resources, such as victim advocacy, housing assistance, academic support, counseling, disability services, health and mental health services, and referrals to legal assistance, and (c) the right to report a crime to campus or local law enforcement. The College shall not dissuade a Complainant from filing a criminal complaint at any time before, during or after the College’s internal investigation.

b.   Ongoing Assistance

i.  Counseling, Advocacy and Support (On and Off Campus)

1.  Counseling and support services for victims of Sexual Misconduct determined to be reasonably necessary by the College, whether or not a victim chooses to make an official report or participate in the College’s disciplinary process or criminal process, include:

College Counseling Services: 859-985-3212 (on-campus, ext. 3212) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

College Chaplains (in the Campus Christian Center): 859-985-3134 (on-campus, ext. 3134) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to a chaplain

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-656-4673

Bluegrass Regional Comprehensive Care, Richmond: 859-623-9367

2. Confidential counseling, advocacy, health, mental health, or sexual-misconduct-related sources, can be found both on and off campus as follows:

College Counseling Services: 859-985-3212 (on-campus, ext. 3212) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

College Chaplains (in the Campus Christian Center): 859-985-3134 (on-campus, ext. 3134) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to a chaplain

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-656-4673

Bluegrass Regional Comprehensive Care, Richmond: 859-623-9367

3.  Ongoing support during the College’s disciplinary process or the criminal process can be found as follows:

College Counseling Services: 859-985-3212 (on-campus, ext. 3212) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to the on-call counselor.

College Chaplains (in the Campus Christian Center): 859-985-3134 (on-campus, ext. 3134) *After hours/holidays, call Public Safety (ext. 3333) and ask to speak to a chaplain

Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-656-4673

Bluegrass Regional Comprehensive Care, Richmond: 859-623-9367

ii.         Academic Accommodation and Other Interim Measures

1.  The College can provide immediate steps and interim measures to ensure the safety and well-being of the victim, such as the ability (for students) to change residence halls, labor schedules, alter academic schedules, withdraw from/retake a class without penalty, access academic support (e.g., tutoring) and (for faculty or staff) change workplace schedules/arrangements.

2.  The College may be able to provide additional interim measures for a Complainant while an investigation is pending, such as no contact orders and (for students) changing the alleged perpetrator’s living arrangements, course schedule, or labor assignment or (for faculty or staff) changing workplace schedules/arrangements.